Reflections on the firebird CD released

My composition Reflections and Lore is included on a recent CD released by Albany Records titled Reflections on the Firebird (TROY1675). The recording features the Bechtler Ensemble with guest pianist Tomoko Deguchi (pianist and artistic director of the Out of Bounds Ensemble). The recording session was conducted by Alan Yamamoto. It was recorded at Concentrix …

new recording of Afterimage 4 posted

I have posted a new recording of Afterimage 4 for piano and computer processing (Max) to my Audio page. This recording features pianist Tomoko Deguchi and the latest (and final) revision of the computer processing part of Afterimage 4. I was always been happy with the piano part of Afterimage 4, however, the computer processing …

The Space Between collaboration completed

My latest collaborative work, The Space Between, is now complete and awaiting premiere in Charlotte in January (details to follow soon). The Space Between was a collaboration with choreographer Sarah Council, Mark Lewis (music), and I supplied live computer processing. It was an unusual work flow as Sarah created the dance first, then Mark composed …

nothing left to lose… score posted

I have posted the score for my latest composition Nothing Left to Lose… for string quartet to my Scores page. It was written for the Beo String Quartet and the 2017 Charlotte New Music Festival. The title, Nothing Left to Lose…, refers to the compositional process featured in the piece. Successive sections introduce material fully …

Successions Premiered

My latest chamber music composition Successions was premiered on May 21, 2017 at the Getty’s Center in Rock Hill, SC USA by the Bechtler Ensemble. There was a second performance at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC on the same day. The concert at the Bechtler Museum featured dance choreographed by the remarkable Kim …

successions in rehearsal, set for premiere

My latest chamber work, Successions, is now complete and rehearsals for the premiere start soon. Successions was written for, and will be premiered by the Bechtler Ensemble. The Bechtler Ensemble is the ensemble in residence at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC. Successions was written in reaction to Jean Tinguely’s kinetic sculpture …

Afterimage 4 recording posted

I have posted a recording of Afterimage 4 to my Audio page. This recording features pianist Tomoko Deguchi for whom the piece was written in 2001. While I was always happy with the piano part, I was never quite comfortable with the original computer part. When we were invited to perform Afterimage Virginia Tech in …

two new works set for premiere

Two of my latest new compositions are set for premiere in spring 2017. The first, Successions, for chamber ensemble, will be premiered by the Bechtler Ensemble  at the Getty’s Center in Old Town Rock Hill, SC USA on Sunday, May 21, 2017. There will be a second performance later the same day at the Bechtler Museum of …

Father’s Knots Premiered

MY latests multi-media interactive work, “Father’s Knots” was premiered March 1, 2017 as part of the Delta Omicron New Music Series at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC USA. Father’s Knots is a multi-media work based on a short story of the same name by writer Dustin M. Hoffman. This flash fiction story revolves around a …

Afterimage 4 Cubed

The latest performance of my composition for piano and live computer processing, Afterimage 4, took place at Virginia Tech On December 5, 2016. The concert also featured guest composer Carla Scaletti and Virginia Tech faculty composers Eric Lyon (and Ivica Ico Bukvic as conductor of the Linux Laptop Orchestra). Virginia Tech student works were also …

Afterimage 4 upcoming performance

My composition for piano and interactive computer processing (MaxMSP), Afterimage 4, will be performed Monday, December 5, 2016 at Virginia Tech University.The performance will feature pianist Tomoko Deguchi. Afterimage 4 was the first piece I composed after finishing my Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo in 2001. After several performances I withdrew the work. While …

Tony Steve rocks afterimage 3 at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance!

Percussionist Tony Steve once again rocked the latest performance of my composition for percussion and live computer processing Afterimage 3. This performance took place at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg VA. Special thanks to the crew of this year’s EABD. The event was well run and featured a …

upcoming performances

My interactive computer music composition Afterimage 3 will be featured at the 2016 Electroacoustic Barn Dance on Friday, November 11. in Fredericksburg VA. The performer is Tony Steve, percussionist from Jacksonville University. Tony and I presented Afterimage 3 at Jacksonville University last fall and I am thrilled to be working with him again. His performance …